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Project Fur Japan – update

So Project Fur Japan is just around the corner with a planned opening on Saturday and the donations are already going strong – on March 26th, more than $1300 US had been collected!!! Wooooot!

But more, much much more, is needed to help the animals and the humans who love them. So please keep your purses ready for and your hearts open and prepare to shop!

Also, on April 7th, the Costa Rica Sims will be having an auction for Project Fur Japan – 100% of proceeds go to the charity – and the vendors are auctioning off new items, not found in stores.

What I’m wearing:

  • Top: Sushlee halterTop (White Project Fur) – Cynthia Ultsch for [ Cynful ] (Project Fur Japan)
  • Shorts: Shorts (pink) – Rebeka Zane for Sweet Bites (freebie)
  • Stockings: Gartered Socks – Overknee – Off White – Nena Janus for *League*
  • Shoes: Docs (8 hole F Black – pink polish – pink laces – abused) – by Gospel Voom for Gos
  • Tattoo: The Owls are not what they seem – Dowr for Nanuk
  • Necklace: Eule Eule – Plurabelle Laszlo for Bliensen + MaiTai
  • Hair: Aina (PCF Red) – Sabina Gully for Magika Hair
  • Makeup: DarkEyes 06 – monica Outlander for Miamai
  • Makeup: Runny 1 – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Fashism (bought at Fashion for Life. Fashism hasn’t got a store in-world yet.)
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles (light, sunkissed)) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Emma – Tuli Asturias for Tuli (modified by me)

Project Endless Possibilities (17): Itsme Frederix

(And no. 17 in this series is Itsme Frederix. You can read more about the project as well as find the previous entries here.)


  • Does your avatar look like or represent your real life self?

Not close, although yes I’m male/tall .. but my rl look is older.

  • Do you make significant changes to your avatar often?

No, not at all.

  • Why have you chosen to have your avatar look like he/she/it does?

It’s good enough.

  • Do you have a signature look?

No idea what you mean!

  • Is it important to you how your avatar looks?

Yep, I should be happy with it.A nasty fat old woman look didn’t work out, neither a sexy almost nude young man.

  • Do you have some basics that you always wear (certain color of hair, eyes or …)?

Yes, the body is basic. And I admit I wear this jeans almost for 2 years (without cleaning), the same for the other clothing.

  • What does it mean to you how other avatars look? Do you avoid talking to some avatars because of their appearance?

Most of my time in sl I’m with “normal” avatars. I feel not comfortable with very extravagant explicit violent or erotic avatars.

  • How has your perspective on your avatar and your thoughts about your appearance changed since you first joined Second Life?

I cooled down after a few months, and after a year I did not bother anymore.

  • Has Second Life influenced your Real Life in any way?

Yes, for sure. I’ve sl activities that expand into fl (first life, both are real first & second) by – studying and rereading topics – I’m even more relativity to life/circumstances than I was – spending time behind the screen instead of ….Besides that I’ve some nice contacts with who I discus a lot of things, even personal.

  • How do you view your avatar? Is it just a tool to be able to navigate SL, is it an aspect of your persona, a virtual representation of you or maybe your best friend?

It is most certain an aspect of personality, and I like the guy (mostly not always).

(Photos by Itsme Frederix and Stinalina Dreamscape.)

Project Endless Possibilities (16): Softpaw Sommer

(Entry no. 16 in Project Endless Possibilities. You can read more about the project as well as find the previous entries here.)


  • Does your avatar look like or represent your real life self?

It does in that I am female, have red hair and green eyes both in RL and SL. And well, every so often fairy wings and a cat tail.  And a few folk have said I look like my avatar after having seen pictures.
It also does in that it represents my inner self. I entered Sl wanting to achieve a very specific look. A friend that has been in SL much longer then I have been whisked me from the Orientation Island and bought all of my main avatar parts for me on day one.

Softpaw on rezday, after being outfitted by a friend

  • Do you make significant changes to your avatar often?

Not counting hair styles and clothing, with one notable recent exception, no. I do every so often pop into none Anthro kitty forms or a dragon form but 99.9% of the time I stay in the same base avatar.  Even when I slap on a mer tail or a centaur body I keep the feline aspects. And all none anthro kitty forms still have my wings.
While stuck on an Orientation Island a furry friend, who I have known all of my internet life, learned that I was on SL and logged on and he Tped me away to Luskwood. As I was having issues rezing stuff at the time, needed a graphics card, he then took a hold of my account for about an hour and bought me the white luskwood house cat, wings from seven’s selection, some red hair and a green fantasy dress. He colored the house cat cream for me and fixed up a skin to match and that was my look since.
The recent big change was switching my “base” avatar from a Luskwood to an Anthroxtacy feline. This happened in late January after a lot of thought on if I wanted to change my look. Luskwood wasn’t updating its house cats any time soon and I felt I wanted to switch to a avatar that had more “bells and whistles” on it then the luskwood did. I had picked up several different house cat avatars to compare and, after asking a few others their thoughts, settled on the Anthroxtacy House cat as my new base form. I even got a custom skin to match the cream color I use.
There have been a few minor changes, I went through about three different tails the first year before I settled on the one I use now. But other then that, the base avatar has been unchanged since my rez date till I made the switch to the AX cat.
My AO is also a big part of my look. I started with a normal human ao but once makers started doing Fairy ao’s I got one of those. Added poses from several different fae themed Aos and thanks to Phoenix viewer built in ao that lets me have more animations then a hud I have a very personalized AO. There is no other one exactly like it in SL.

  • Why have you chosen to have your avatar look like he/she/it does?

As I stated before, my avatar represents my inner self. While I don’t run in the “furry” circles, I am one. I identified as a cat way back in the 80’s. The fairy side came out in the late 90’s.
When the fairy side came out I felt, well whole. When I learned of SL through CSI I knew it would be a place I would enjoy as I could make my avatar look like what I see in my minds eye as myself. Which I can’t do in other games. Just as through my artwork. But Sl lets me feel like I am really “living” through my avatar.

  • Do you have a signature look?

I wear gowns and fairy outfits mostly. Rarely pants or jeans. Except while fishing, as fishing in a big gown looks silly.

  • Is it important to you how your avatar looks?

Extremely. I feel out of sorts if I have to switch to a more “human” looking one for say, low lag reasons.

  • Do you have some basics that you always wear (certain color of hair, eyes or ..)?

Well, I think I’ve answered this one already. But to be specific here are the details

Anthroxtacy white cat tinted cream with a custom matching skin also in cream
Tail = ^..^ Purrrrfect Kitties^..^, White Neko Tail With Stars – tinted cream
Wings = Seven’s Selection’s, Dotty Butterfly Wings in Purple
Eyes are always green and hair is always red. The exact shade depends on the reds of the hair creator but it will be a darker red always.
I also wear a LOT of pink. Followed by purple and blue. Rarely will you find me in black.

One of me and my husband Adar. Like me his Avatar also represents his inner self.  he’s also in a luskwood avatar and usual wears an Indiana Jones outfit. I put him in a blakopal design for this shot though. He hasn’t found a more updated anthro dragon form he likes. Most look to spikey and mean.

  • What does it mean to you how other avatars look? Do you avoid talking to some avatars because of their appearance?

It really doesn’t bother me a bit what others look like. Secondlife offers you SUCH a variety of things you can look like. I’ve had conversations with humans, dragons, other furs, Bunnies and even a lamp! What ever others want to look like is their choice and I love seeing what people can come up with.

  • How has your perspective on your avatar and your thoughts about your appearance changed since you first joined Second Life?

Very little. I don’t act “feline” I just act like me. How I am in Sl is pretty much how I am in RL.

RL: I play a fairy at several Ren faires in the Mid west. A fairy that, wait for it, can turn into a cat and has a pink cat tail.

  • Has Second Life influenced your Real Life in any way?

I’ve noticed sometimes I’ll sway and spin like my AO makes me do.   And I babbled about it on livejournal so much I had to make a secondlife journal just for my babbling.

  • How do you view your avatar? Is it just a tool to be able to navigate SL, is it an aspect of your persona, a virtual representation of you or maybe your best friend?

My avatar is so very personal. As I said before it is a virtual representation of my inner self.

(Photos by Softpaw Sommer)

To read more about Softpaw – or see more pictures – visit one of the sites below:

Realm of the Fae Kitty, Softpaw’s Personal page. http://www.softpaw.org/
Softpaw’s Secondlife Journal. http://softpaw-sommer.livejournal.com/
Softpaw’s flicker page. http://www.flickr.com/photos/softpaw_sommer/

A Docs adventure – with oona and Stinalina

So a while ago, I bought a pair of black Docs from Gos – and I loved them. They are by far my favorite pair of boots (and shoes) in my inventory and yes, they are just perfect. Especially because they come with all the possible polishes. Amazing! Only thing is – I couldn’t get the polish to work. I’ve tried and tried – wearing the polish, touching it and they updated and everything but the boots didn’t change color.

Today, my friend oona asked me if I’d ever touched the boots – and well, no I hadn’t. So it turns out you have to touch the boots to access a fancy menu where you can change lots of things. So I was ecstatic and happy that my polish were finally working. Thanks oona!

oona and I then met up at Gos to look at the selection of polishes. And while there, I suddenly discovered that you could change the color of your laces independent of the color of your boots – and to different polishes comes different laces most of the time. So I discovered this – the important thing here is, that oona didn’t know so for once, it was me who taught her something 🙂

Well anyways – oona got the blue furry polish (look awesome with her hat!) and I got the pink and the old polish – and then we had to rush out of there before buying anything else!

So to make a long story short, of course I had to wear the Docs today.

What I’m wearing:

  • Dress: Pizzicato Poppies – Mike Omegamu for *Icing* (freebie)
  • Top: Primavera Fishnet Tanktop – nekonuko Nakamori for *Cat’s Eye* (from Summer Dress Purple outfit)
  • Wrist Warmers: Wrist Warmer (Pink Leather) – Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch
  • Stockings: Tearing daisy socks – Komachi Lemon for izm
  • Boots: Docs (8 hole F Black – old polish – fuchsia laces – abused) – by Gospel Voom for Gos
  • Necklace: Travelers Charms – Polyester Partridge for Yummy
  • Hair: Mercy (scarlet) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Fashism (bought at Fashion for Life. Fashism hasn’t got a store in-world yet.)
  • Makeup: Glitter Line Pink – Newdoll Nikolaidis for Newdoll (Another Fundraiser)
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Emma – Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Mmmmm love the Docs – they are sooo versatile! You can use them to anything – especially, when you can change the color of the shoe, the laces, the eyelets … Beautiful.

Kind of Grungy – and art!

I bought these boots a few days ago and I just couldn’t figure out what to wear with them – I think I’ve tried them with just about everything in my inventory. Then today I saw this new skirt from Fishy Strawberry and the scarf from Pixelfashion and I thought – yes! So here goes – loving it and had fun putting it together so

What I’m wearing:

  • Skirt: Aragon Skirt (nude) – Fae Eriksen for Fishy Strawberry
  • Top: Primavera Fishnet Tanktop – nekonuko Nakamori for *Cat’s Eye* (from Summer Dress Purple outfit)
  • Shirt: Catawampus Asymmetrical – Nyte Caligari for NyteNDay
  • Scarf: Sandy Scarf Brown – Amandine Arai for :)(: PIXELFASHION
  • Glove: Seppel armwarmers (Zuccini) – Lynaja Bade for Concrete Flowers
  • Boots: Kimiko Urban High Heels – Tera Gearz for Dirty Lynx
  • Hair: Molly (Scarlet) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Hair Base: Red Hair Base (v2) – Amesha Jewell for Heartsick (Fashion for Life Hunt)
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Emma – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Fashism (bought at Fashion for Life. Fashism hasn’t got a store in-world yet.)

Oh, and I wore this outfit to my friend oona’s exhibition opening tonight at Pirates – she gave out free gas masks and I couldn’t help snap this shot:

Here’s some info about the exhibition – and it’s awesome so go check it out (from oona’s notecard):

You are sleeping,………….. you do not want to believe……….you are sleeping,………you do not want to believe…… You are sleeping,………….. you do not want to believe……….you are sleeping,………you do not want to believe……You are sleeping,………….. you do not want to believe……….you are sleeping,………you do not want to believe……  . ……………………………………….There are two levels to this installation. the TP for the second level is at the end of the tunnel. Here also is your last chance to grab the free gas mask created by Fire Mavinelli ,before you enter the Toxic Zone…you have been warned!…Please set your viewer to midnight , turn off your music player and have sounds on ……full volume. if you can stand it 🙂

But beware – oona is a tricky one and it takes some skill and effort to reach the top. It’s totally worth it though. For me, this is definitely an installation I’ll come back to quite a few times in the month it stays open!

Owls!

I’ve always liked owls – it’s my favorite kind of bird and has been since I was very young and we had owls in some small aviaries in the back yard. So of course I have an owl in SL too – and now also, some owl clothes. 🙂

What I’m wearing:

  • Shirt: Kent Twin Peaks Owls – Dowr Resident for Nanuk
  • Shorts: Emilie Bottom –  KEVINN Draconia for Beauty Killer (part of an outfit)
  • Wrist Warmers: Wrist Warmer (Beige Leather) – Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch
  • Fishnet stockings: Emilie Fishnets – KEVINN Draconia for Beauty Killer (part of an outfit)
  • Stockings: Gartered Socks – Overknee – Off White – Nena Janus for *League*
  • Shoes: Docs (8 hole F Black) – by Gospel Voom for Gos
  • Hair: Micha (Warm Red) – Carina Larsen for Amacci Hair
  • Makeup: Dark Eyes 06 – monica Outlander for Miamai
  • Necklace: Nostalgia Necklace – Black Metal – Ikon Innovia for Lolapop!
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Emma – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Fashism (bought at Fashion for Life. Fashism hasn’t got a store in-world yet.)

Oh, and if you like owls, check out Owly’s blog here. If it involves owls – or birds or antlers! – then you know for sure, that Owly is blogging it!

Cleaning out my closet …

Okay, so I have been shopping lately. I’ve been shopping Fashion for Life, I’ve been shopping various fundraisers for Japan and I’ve just been plain shopping all over. And not really  been good about sorting either. Just put it all into a folder named *New Stuff … which really doesn’t help much when it comes to figure out what I have. So I took a day where I hardly moved from my apartment but just stood still and tried clothes on, deleted freebies that I didn’t like and just sort, sort, sort. Oh and I had a lot of fun and one of the outfit that came out of it, is this one.

What I’m wearing:

  • Dress: Nomi Jean Dress – Dick Wiesel for WoE
  • Leggings: Swan Lake Black Leggings (Fishnet ripped) – Fae Eriksen for Fishy Strawberry
  • Socks: Arva Socks (Black) – Azure Electricteeth for Tee*fy
  • Shoes: Astra Wedges (Plum) – Azure Electricteeth for Tee*fy
  • Scarf: Loop de lop scarf (pr. eggplant) – by Janie Marlowe for Jane
  • Wrist Warmer: Wrist Warmer (Eggplant Leather) – Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch
  • Makeup: Make-up Layer 08 – aida Ewing for Glam Affair
  • Hair: Aina (PCF Red) – Sabina Gully for Magika Hair.
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Emma – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Fashism (bought at Fashion for Life. Fashism hasn’t got a store in-world yet.)

I just love stockings and leggings in any form – but especially ripped fishnet :-). Buying tons of stockings and leggings … need to buy more shoes! ;-P